WHO WE ARE
AWCB is an organization of like-minded Expats from around the world, who have made their home in the Brussels Region and seek to make purposeful connections with each other while providing philanthropic support to both local and global charities. On April 5, 1949, the American Women’s Club of Brussels, an asbl/vzw non-profit organization was founded by 36 American women. We have evolved to have a membership of over 100 multinational members which includes both men and women of over 50 nationalities who share the American spirit.
WHAT WE DO
The AWCB offers a variety of social, cultural and philanthropic events to its members. We celebrate American holidays, Belgian holidays, and have a wide variety of offerings which are geared for friends, couples and families. With so many events available - there are many opportunities for learning, exploring and most of all creating new friendships. Over the past few years we have also created partnerships with several other clubs in the area with whom we share events to broaden our offerings.
Philanthropy is the core of American Women’s Club of Brussels. Humanitarian Outreach Program and Events (HOPE) is one of the founding pillars of the AWCB, committed to make a difference by offering members meaningful service opportunities in the local community. We are also part of, and actively support charitable efforts of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAWCO), which is a United Nations accredited NGO with the mission to improve the lives of girls and women globally.
Find out about our Philanthropic work through HOPE
Every year, the American Women’s Club of Brussels donates over 200 gifts to underprivileged children via charities throughout Brussels. This year we will be donating over 350 gifts to Centre Nos Pilafs, La Cité Joyeuse Orphanage, Oasis Belgium, Nativas, Alsemberg Refugee Center and Serve the City.
Help us to share the magic of St.Nicholas Day in Belgium and sponsor an Angel Tree Child.
We are glad you are here. Whether it's the first stop along your expat journey or you have become a seasoned traveler, we are so happy to have you join us.
American Exposure: Most of our events are for members only. We celebrate American holidays, host speakers, and have a wide variety of other offerings for members and their families.
Connected Friendships: You are instantly connected to a larger group of Expats brought together through our adventures of living abroad.
Additional Benefits: The AWCB is proud to be a member of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAWCO), which is a United Nations accredited NGO and international network of 64 clubs in 34 countries around the world with the mission to improve the lives of women and girls globally. Each member of the AWCB, is automatically also a member of FAWCO and is eligible to serve on committees, participate in conferences and meetings, take part in their activities - and even qualify for special scholarships they offer. Find out more about the FAWCO Partnership